Garrett The Brave

Garrett The Brave

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Update on 3D Printed Airway Splints

We wanted to take a moment and share the most recent update with you. C.S. Mott's Children's Hospital and the University of Michigan have released some research related to the procedure that Garrett was able to receive from them. Dr. Glen Green and his team. They have now saved 3 children's lives  (Kaiba, Garrett, and Ian) using these incredible 3D printed airway splints. All 3 kids are doing awesome and are improving far past any previous expectations for their diagnosis. As many of you know Garrett was in ICU type care for the first 19 months of his life. This procedure was the only thing that was able to bring Garrett home. Since the procedure we have never even seen the slightest evidence of any complication or problem with his airway splints. Our greatest hope is that other children with airway issues can find Dr. Green and his team in Michigan. Looking back we can now see that Garrett was weeks away from passing away before he had the surgery in Michigan. These doctors are our heroes. So far they have only done the procedure on 3 children and it has been successful in every circumstance. We would trust them with our Garrett again in a heartbeat. University of Michigan is trying to raise enough money to do a formal medical research trial where they can treat children who are not as severe as Garrett but are waiting for help. You can donate to their efforts here:

3D printed airway Airway Fund

Monday, April 20, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sometimes waking up from an almost 3 hour nap is really hard to do! Love this cutie patootie 😍

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